The Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN) have suspended two Nollywood actors, Nkechi Blessing and Kehinde Adams, following their “show of shame” over Baba Ijesha’s alleged rape case.
Nkechi Blessing and Kehinde Adams (AKA Lege) fought dirty on social media, calling each other names.
Blessing lambasted Adams for taking sides with Baba Ijesha, while Adams responded by tagging Blessing disrespectful.
This didn’t go well with Blessing, who retaliated by calling Lege an illiterate.
Not pleased by their actions, chairman of the TAMPAN Guild of Directors, Damola Olatunji, condemned them for their “detrimental verbal utterances”.
The association further suspended them indefinitely for disrespecting the image of the body and advised filmmakers under TAMPAN to stop having professional dealings with them.
The statement made available to the press by TAMPAN reads;
“All Guilds under TAMPAN have been directed to henceforth desist from having professional dealings with Sunday Nkechi Blessing and Mr. Adams Kehinde (Lege) until further notice”.
“In accordance with the directive from our parent body, TAMPAN, concerning the show of shame currently ongoing between the two practitioners, Sunday Nkechi Blessing and Mr. Adams Kehinde on social media, creating a bad image for our noble profession, punitive order becomes imperative to redeem our battered image.”
“In light of the above, it has been decreed that no director from this guild (TAMPAN Guild of Directors) should engage the services of the two actors in whatever guise,” the association noted.
“To go contrary to this directive is tantamount to running afoul of the law of the parent body, subject to further punitive measures against the lawbreaker! Hope this directive will be wholesomely enforced to the letter.”